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Art & Design, Fashion & Creative Crafts

Are you a highly creative person with a real passion for the creative arts? If so, one of our art and design, fashion or creative craft courses could be perfect for you!

Let your imagination run free and see your ideas brought to life by choosing one of our innovative, expressive courses.

Students studying art & design, fashion & creative crafts at our Warrington campus will study in our brand new Advanced Creative & Digital Skills (ACDS) Centre, equipped with the latest industry-standard equipment and software, working alongside some of the industries top employers.

Trips and visits

Throughout your course, you will experience a range of inspiring trips, both in the UK and overseas. Trips may include places such as Berlin, New York and Barcelona, where students will see celebrated works of art with their own eyes.

Our students have visited many galleries such as The Tate Gallery, Manchester City Art Gallery, Liverpool Walker, Manchester's Whitworth Gallery, and The Natural History Museum, to inspire their own artwork.

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16-18 Years Old

As a school leaver, you will be introduced to a broad range of art and design disciplines, allowing you to experiment with your new skills and interpret briefs with creative freedom. As you progress, you will have the opportunity to specialise within your preferred discipline, allowing you to refine your skills and build an impressive portfolio. Starting from BTEC Level 1 through to Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design and to your higher education studies in HNC Art & Design, we have the course for all budding artists.

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Adult Learner

At Warrington & Vale Royal College, we have a wonderful range of part-time adult art and craft courses, including acrylic painting, ceramics, floristry, jewellery, and drawing and sketching. Students can take courses just for fun with one of our hobbycraft or short art courses or select accredited courses with a view to pursuing an exciting new career.

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Higher Education Learner

Our HNC and HND courses will develop your skills across a range of disciplines including ceramics, glass, jewellery, life drawing and printing. These courses are suitable for students who have already achieved an art qualification and are aiming to take their skills to the next level and progress onto university or secure employment within this diverse sector.

Meet our students

Gvena Naburga
"You learn a lot about yourself on this course, and the tutors are always there for you. When you do art, it can take you many different ways - it does not have to be just drawing or painting.”

Level 3 Art & Design student Gvena Naburga is one of Warrington & Vale Royal college’s exceptional artists, joining the college in 2018 to follow her passion for photography. After all of her hard work, Gvena has now gained employment working with Culture Warrington as Assistant Venue Manager.

Molly Horrocks
I'm so pleased I got into university. I wouldn't have achieved my high grades without my tutor's support. She showed me new techniques to use in my photography and I gained confidence in trying new mediums.”

Level 3 Art & Design student Molly Horrocks achieved a Distinction grade in her course and went on to Manchester Metropolitan University to study Photography. Former Padgate Academy student Molly has always had a passion for photography and uses her memories of childhood to influence her work.

Meet our tutors

Ben Brady

Ben Brady

Assistant Director Ben Brady is highly knowledgeable and experienced in his field. Ben has achieved a Foundation Diploma Art & Design from Mid-Cheshire College, a BA Honours Fine Art from Liverpool Hope University, and a PGCE Further and Higher Education from Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as a postgraduate qualification in Fine Art from the University of Chester.

Ben worked as an Associate Tutor in Fine Art at the University of Chester before joining the Art & Design Team at Warrington & Vale Royal College.

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